"I shouldn’t have moved in with him just because I was lonely."
Cleopatra’s Underwater Palace, Egypt
I still don’t get why no one is LOSING THEIR FUCKING SHIT OVER THIS FIND
iT SURVIVED THE EARTHQUAKE THAT LEVELED THE REST OF THE CITY IN 365 A.D.
CLEOPATRA’S FUCKING PALACE
WITH INTACT FUCKING STATUARY
NOT TO MENTION THE REST OF THE FUCKING ENTIRE GODDAMN ISLAND OF ANTIRRHODOS INCLUDING THE ANCIENT PORT OF ALEXANDRIA
AND THEY’RE GONNA BUILD A MOTHERFUCKING UNDERWATER MUSEUM
can I be a mermaid tour guide there or some shit, you don’t even have to pay me i will just live there forever oh my fucking god
i better be alive when this museum is up and running
At first I though this was a joke
Don’t ignore this Tumblr
Yet they still do even when it’s right in their face.
Ok. Regardless of the fact that I don’t think 91,000 notes is tumblr “ignoring it,” there are a few issues with this. First of all, that “40%” statistic is from a men’s rights group in the UK called parity, which is outspokenly anti-feminist. Rather than acknowledge that when domestic abuse of men does happen, it’s more likely to be at the hands of another man, they weasel-words themselves out of citing any actual statistics but a self-report survey done as a companion to the BCR, the british crime survey, all the actual data of which STILL reports women as the primary sufferers of domestic abuse (ie 55-60+ percent.)
Now, we can sit here and mince words all day, and I can certainly agree that violence against men is prevalent and important, but it is absolutely unethical and ignorant to pretend that men aren’t also the primary perpetrators. Rather than creatively painting the primary victims of domestic abuse as the perpetrators, it may be advantageous to look at some neutral statistics, bearing in mind that statistics for BOTH are probably higher, since abuse reporting for EVERYONE is low.
There, at the National Domestic Violence Hotline website, is this statistic: “From 1994 to 2010, about 4 in 5 victims of intimate partner violence were female.” and they cite their sources.
The other reason this bugs me is that when you try to look this up, most of the sources are from Parity, meaning no, nobody’s “ignoring it-” they took those flawed, misrepresented statistics and ran with them, implying worldwide issues from a single survey in the UK/Wales.
Look. It’s important to protect EVERYONE from domestic abuse. But if you’re attempting to do that by misrepresenting the primary victims, I don’t want any part of it.
Well. You’re right but it’s actually a little worse than that, even.
They might have been straight-up lying.
Reminder that 99% of “advocates” for male abuse victims don’t actually care about male abuse victims, and are perfectly willing to lie and use victims’ suffering as rhetorical “fuck you” trump cards against female victims of abuse. Male abuse victims deserve their own movements and their own spaces for speaking out; they deserve better than to just be tacked on to discussions of violence against women, especially in efforts to derail. And female abuse victims deserve to be able to speak about their experiences without some asshole jumping in with “men are abused too,” as if abused women just have it so easy and need to stop hogging space.
Stop reblogging this post uncritically or without critical, factual commentary. Stop spreading misinformation about abuse.
Reblogging because the commentary shows the tricks MRAs will go to in order to further their cause.
*Ugly white dude voice* Taylor swift is so obsessive and crazy about the people she dates i’d never date her lol! Bro can you turn up the eminem song? This is the one about him murdering his wife it’s my favorite lol
"When I interviewed for the job of directing this, one of the things I told the Working Title executives was that I wanted to cast the characters at the ages Jane Austen wrote them. These are very young people experiencing these emotions for the very first time, and this don’t make sense to me if they’re played by Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier in their 30s. These characters don’t quite understand what they’re feeling for this other person, so they have to be young.”
(Joe Wright, Director)
REFUSE to CONFORM to SOCIETAL NORMS, GENDER ROLES, or the HARRY POTTER EPILOGUE
My sister in Chicago sent me this today.
It was really nice of her.
Tell her I say thanks
Red hot nickel dropped in water…
I just yelled THAT’S SO FASCINATING
As well you should because THAT IS SERIOUSLY SO FASCINATING
THAT IS THE CUTEST NOISE I HAVE EVER HEARD
it’s like a tiny magical girl transformation scene
thats how they should just make the noises in any scifi movie ever